Applied Cloud Benefits
Maximize data security
The Applied Cloud provides advanced business continuity with access to operations recovery, backup encryption and data security. Applied continually invests in data centre infrastructure and technology to maintain and update the Applied Cloud platform. All Applied data centres are colocation facilities built exclusively to host data and for the sole purpose of running the production of Applied Cloud environments. Applied data centres offer world-class security for your data, with 99.95% uptime.
- High availability data centre platform: Each data centre is purpose-built for insurance software and classified as Tier 3+ as defined by the Uptime Institute. Tier 3+ facilities are required to have redundancies for the cooling system, power plant, main power distribution and generator. The Applied Cloud is engineered for high availability and redundancy within each site, including localized redundancies throughout the infrastructure.
- Data protection: Applied data centres operate 24/7/365, with constant monitoring and performance of first-level problem resolution performed by Applied Network Operations Centre. Applied takes data protection and recoverability very seriously. All data centres are maintained in pairs, with each site replicating data to the other on a daily basis, to ensure uninterrupted access to your data. Applied is regularly audited against SSAE 16 SOC 2 standards to ensure audit-compliant data centre and security practices.
- Advanced security: All databases stored in the Applied Cloud leverage AES-256 data-at-rest-encryption (DARE) and are protected by a minimum of 128-bit, bi-directional, packet-level encryption. Encrypting data helps to prevent the accidental loss of sensitive or protected information. Applied data centres are secure facilities that include advanced building design, video surveillance, strict access control policies and the use of mantraps, biometric systems and on-site security guards to continuously safeguard your data.
- Enterprise-grade system configuration: The Applied Cloud has more than 12,000 physical processor cores that provide computing power to run 2,400 individual virtual servers. Physical and virtual servers ensure your data is available regardless of the situation. Flash storage platforms with redundant controllers and multiple connections allow for continuous availability from individual component failure.
Improve business operations with a team of cloud experts
Applied has more than 15 years of experience designing, implementing and operating purpose-built platforms specifically for the insurance industry. The Applied Cloud team consists of highly-skilled cloud specialists with deep domain expertise who directly maintain and manage your Applied software. The same Applied experts who design, build and maintain Applied software have complete oversight of the Applied Cloud to ensure your brokerage management system continues to operate at optimum levels. Applied has the largest team in the world dedicated to insurance cloud operations, with more than 45 professionals in four countries who are directly responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Applied Cloud.
Focus on the business of insurance through reduced IT management
The Applied Cloud team manages all hardware and software testing, maintenance and upgrades for your business, reducing the time and expenses you spend managing IT-related resources. Your software is continually upgraded at no cost to you, ensuring your business has access to the latest capabilities while improving your bottom line. The Applied Cloud manages all maintenance and upgrades during off business hours, minimizing business disruption and allowing your staff to focus on sales and service.